LESS is a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. 

LESS questions and challenges dominant narratives about what economic progress means in Scotland, and sketches out alternative visions. The focus is on collective and democratic solutions to sustaining livelihoods that meet people’s needs while rising to the threats of climate change, ecocide and mass extinction, inequality, racism and the far right, and the interconnected oppressive and extractivist logic and mechanisms that feed all of those. 

We invite a combination of thoroughly researched material, opinion pieces, poetry and art work. Contributions are invited from those with lived knowledge in these areas, researchers, poets, creative writers and artists. 

All work published in LESS is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Please check the license details before reproducing work.

Previous issues of LESS

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Less Issue 1


In LESS Issue 1, we explored the question, “What does degrowth mean in Scotland during the pandemic and for plans for an economic recovery?

Contributors included Gehan Macleod, Lucy Conway, Jason Hickel, Tawona Ganyamatopé Sitholé, Mike Small, Maria Antonia Velez Serna, Benjamin Zachariah, Luke Devlin and Svenja Meyerricks. The issue featured illustrations and images by Calum Carr, Deborah Mullen, Marta Adamowicz, Stewart Bremner, Andy Arthur and Nick Middleton.

LESS Issue 1 was launched on the 27th of November, 2020.